Chatham Spring Clean 13 to Take Place April 20
Thursday, March 14, 2013 • 7:16am
Chatham Borough’s Environmental Commission and The Town & Country Garden Club of Chatham are joining forces this year to kick-off what we hope will become an annual Borough-wide beautification day. We are calling the first collaborative effort “Spring Clean 13.”
“The Mayor and Council thanked Environmental Commission Chairman John Tancredi and Mary Keselica, Florence Becker and Virginia Hofler of The Town & Country Garden Club for joining forces this year. The effort involves local businesses partnering with many others, including the Borough’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and developing a true community spirit. All are invited to help out on the activity of their choice” said both Council President Len Resto and Council Member Vicki Fife.
“Working side by side with volunteers on our trails and other Borough beautification projects are but a few tasks that DPW employees do best,” noted Bobby Venezia, Director of Public Works. The DPW is responsible for all public land services and the spring season is the busiest time of the year preparing for the outdoors. “Spring Clean 13” expands on the Environmental Commission’s annual Trail Clean-Up and adds focus to beautifying the entire Borough.
“Spring Clean 13” will take place on April 20, 2013 from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Those interested in working on our beautification projects downtown or trail system should contact Janice Piccolo at Borough Hall at email@example.com or 973-635-0674, ext. 200. Volunteers could also sign up on April 20th at 8 AM at the Gazebo at Reasoner Park for a work site assignment. Those volunteers interested in working on the trail system beatification project could report directly to Stanley Park on River Road or Shepard Kollock Park off of Parrot Mill Road. Volunteers will be asked to give of their time and energy and are asked to bring their gloves, rakes, shovels, garden tools, wheel-barrows, etc. Children supervised by an adult are welcome to particpate.
The first pre-registered 200 volunteers will receive a FREE event t-shirt designed by a Chatham student grades 4 through 8. This effort will be funded through public donations from residents, local businesses and friends of the community.
We look forward to seeing you!